Academies are Transforming the Learning at APS

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Posted on 12/03/2019
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In Akron's College & Career Academies model, the school district is focused on offering hands-on experiences, rather than test-taking, while partnerships with the business community play a vital role.

Just as vital are the choices given to students. They decide which career area they want to investigate.

Amya Evans, 15, is a sophomore at Akron’s Kenmore-Garfield High School. She decided in 8th grade that she wanted to pursue a career in the medical field. "I like helping people," she said.

To help kids understand what’s available, every October the district hosts an 8th grade College & Career Academy Showcase. The showcase allows the high schools to exhibit all the career possibilities available. Read more and listen to the audio here >>.

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